Longfield Lad foils gamble
Longfield Lad defeats Moss Top
(Healy Racing Photos)
Ridden by Ben Curtis, the gelding kept on well under pressure inside the final furlong to hold the strong challenge of Moss Top (best priced at 7/1 in the morning and raced in second throughout) by a head.
Afterwards Walsh quipped “when you come this far you'd nearly want to win!
“Longfield Lad ran green here the last night and also had a bad draw but he had a good draw tonight and got a great ride from Ben. We'll have to see now if we come back here again or give him a break over the winter.”
Further reporting by Alan Magee
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